As I mentioned during my visit to the Milwaukee Art Museum, I have come to love stumbling upon works of art that stop me in my tracks. It happened again today. This time in Brussels, Belgium as I was walking to my hotel.
I saw these images through a window:
So bizarre! And disturbing. There was obviously some message in these, but I couldn’t imagine what it might be.
Luckily, there was a placard in the corner, since I couldn’t enter the building for a closer look. The sculptures are created by Maen Florin, a Belgian artist who uses rubber, epoxy and polyurethane in her work. She “works unflinchingly in a twilight zone between humour and tragedy, joy and sorrow, robust and fragile. The sculptures that result seem at once to spring from a fairytale, innocent and naive, and to loom up out of a nightmare.”
How do these sculptures make you feel?